This newsletter includes a media release and special measures practice directions relating to immigration and COVID-19.
Policy imperatives of a fairer migration system and better workplace protections are complementary, not contradictory.
Clark Wilson LLP
Post-secondary institutions across the world have announced that their Summer term(s) (May-August) will be conducted primarily, if not completely, though alternative modes of delivery (e.g. online-only).
May 21, 2020 - With a backlog of 19,000 applications, Quebec's provincial government has moved to delay the opening of the Quebec Immigrant Investor Program until April 1, 2021. It is expected the program will undergo substantive changes.
May 21, 2020 -Applications are now being accepted for Canada's new Agri-Food Immigration Pilot.
May 21, 2020 -The Canada-U.S. border will remain closed for a further month as part of measures to contain the spread of coronavirus.
Devry Smith Frank LLP
The Federal Government announced changes to the travel restrictions as they apply to Temporary Foreign Workers ("TFW") with some major caveats.
Two new immigration policies have recently been introduced to address labour market challenges in Canada in light of COVID-19, both of which will greatly benefit prospective employers and temporary foreign workers.
Moodys Gartner Tax Law LLP
As an update to our blog on April 22, 2020, President Trump has now officially released the first of two anticipated presidential proclamations ...
Fakhoury Global Immigration
Until at least June 15th, 2020, Costa Rica will deny entry to tourist and non-resident foreigners the public security ministry announced Thursday. The restriction applies to the countries ports of entry via land, air, or sea.
Mamo TCV Advocates
The Malta Residency Visa Agency (MRVA) will be moving into new premises with its first day of operations from the new offices being Monday 4th May, 2020.
Mamo TCV Advocates
L.N. 156 of 2020, entitled the Malta Residency Visa Agency (Establishment) (Amendment) Order, 2020 has come into force with the scope of introducing a new system of distribution...
Fenech & Fenech Advocates
Identity Malta have today announced additional measures which are being taken in light of Covid-19, which measures include the following:
On 24 April 2020, the Department of Information published Legal Notice 156 of 2020, Legal Notice 157 of 2020 and Legal Notice 161 of 2020.
Immigration New Zealand has closed all visa processing offices while the country works to reduce the impact of Covid-19.
Rules relax for migrant workers assisting essential services, and an exception process is in place for the travel ban.
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
The article responds to seven of the most common questions regarding the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) and its impact on visa holders.
Envoy Global, Inc.
Join Envoy's EMEA expert Hannah In-Chan to learn more about what comprises a points-based immigration system, the countries that have one in place, and considerations for employers.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
As employers consider whether it is safe for employees to return to work, busy in-house counsel and HR leaders need I-9 and E-Verify answers. US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and US Citizenship...
Shipman & Goodwin LLP
At 11:59 p.m. (EDT) on April 23, the Presidential Proclamation entitled "Suspending Entry of Immigrants Who Present Risk to the U.S. Labor Market During Economic Recovery Following the COVID-19...